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Managed care Any input, both direct and indirect, required to produce an intervention See Adjusted average per capita cost, Administrative cost, Average cost, Average cost per claim, Capital cost, Consumable cost, Direct cost, Fixed cost, Health care cost, Incremental cost, Indirect cost, Intangible cost, Marginal cost, Sunk cost, Variable cost. Cf Price Lab medicine The money expended by a provider to produce goods or services.
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That amount of money, time, labor, or other expense required to gain possession of something or to attain a goal.
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As shown in Figure 5, the average absolute error for model-corrected estimates was 27%, representing a 19% reduction in the average absolute cost estimate error, across all programs.
Significant investment decisions will be made based on the megaproject cost estimate. Decisionmakers and managers will rely on an impartial and objective assessment of costs prior to making decisions.
For individuals who lack a background in the construction industry, this is probably the most difficult aspect of the project cost estimate. Fortunately, the published guides mentioned earlier provide data on the cost of installing standard construction items.
As seen in Table 2, the correlation between the percent of large projects' overruns and the percentage of those for which a cost estimate is prepared during an initial project proposal stage was negative (as expected) and statistically significant at the 0.05 leve.
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So, while the bottom-line numbers given by a cost estimate are necessary to adequately resource a program, in my experience, the most important information that cost estimates provide senior decision makers are insights into the program's risks and cost drivers.
The handbook emphasizes that cost estimates need to be conducted using standard, repeatable processes in order to achieve better quality control and leverage lessons learned.
As Director, NCG, I prepared independent cost estimates for major NRO programs, long-range planning cost estimates for corporate-level programming and budgeting exercises, and program office cost estimates for affordability assessments, preacquisition, source selections, and estimates-at-completion.
Recommendation: To improve the reliability of cost estimates of the ARP projects, the Secretary of Transportation should direct the SLSDC Administrator to develop a cost-estimating process that follows best practices to better ensure that its estimates are comprehensive, well documented, accurate, and credible.
EVM data also feed back into the cost estimate when actual contractor labor, material, overhead, and subcontract costs replace and improve on earlier analogy, parametric, and engineering estimates used in the program cost estimate.

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